La Liga Primera (Spain)

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standard table alt-3
Pld GD Pts ePld Rate
Bar Barcelona 25 33 55 1 1 25.1 2.19
RMa Real Madrid 25 29 53 2 2 24.7 2.14
Atl Atlético Madrid 25 10 43 4 3 24.9 1.73
Sev Sevilla 25 9 43 5 4 24.8 1.73
Get Getafe 25 11 42 6 5 24.9 1.69
RSo Real Sociedad 25 12 43 3 6 26.1 1.65
Val Valencia 25 −2 38 8 7 24.6 1.54
Vil Villarreal 25 8 38 7 8 25.4 1.50
Gra Granada 25 1 36 9 9 24.4 1.48
Lev Levante 25 −5 32 10 10 24.2 1.32
Osa Osasuna 25 −4 31 12 11 24.8 1.25
Bil Athletic Bilbao 25 2 31 11 12 25.4 1.22
Bet Real Betis 25 −5 30 13 13 25.4 1.18
Ala Alavés 25 −8 30 14 14 25.7 1.17
RVd Valladolid 26 −7 29 15 15 25.6 1.13
Eib Eibar 24 −15 24 16 16 23.1 1.04
Cel Celta Vigo 25 −12 24 17 17 25.4 0.95
Mal Mallorca 25 −16 22 18 18 26.0 0.85
Esp Espanyol 25 −22 19 20 19 24.8 0.77
Leg Leganés 25 −19 19 19 20 25.3 0.75

Key:

The league-table rankings are shown in the centre of the table, with the alt-3 league position in bold to the right, and the more standard league-table position (based on points already in the bag, with goal-difference to resolve ties where needed) shown in the grey section of the table, to the left.

In the central dark-blue vertical band are (typically) up- or down-arrows to indicate where teams are higher or lower in the alt-3 table than in the standard table. A solid arrow or indicates a difference of 3 or more league places.

The other numbers shown in the table are:

  • The usual league-table summaries:
    • Pld: matches played to date
    • GD: goal difference
    • Pts: league points accumulated to date
  • The alt-3 league table:
    • ePld: the alt-3 measure of each team's effective number of matches played to date.
      • Where ePld is less than the actual number Pld of matches played, the team has played tougher opposition than average and/or has played fewer matches at home than away; and vice-versa where ePld exceeds Pld.
      • Where the difference between Pld and ePld is a whole match or more, the team's numbers in the alt-3 table are colour-highlighted (in light green where ePld is less than Pld, and light red where the reverse is true).
      • Where schedule-strength imbalance is so strong that Pld and ePld differ by more than 2.0, the entry in the ePld column is shown in bold type
    • Rate: the league points per effective match played, i.e.,
      Rate = Pts ÷ ePld .
    The alt-3 league table is sorted according to the current values of Rate.

For further details on the method, see The league tables explained and (if you like maths!) The mathematical method explained.